I have a diverse background in site design, planning and land development.My professional experience has included work in both the private and public sector, ranging from small scale detailed design projects to planning/permitting for residential and commercial developments projects.I am very interested in sustainable design and planning practices; and implementation of green building and site development techniques.
My most recent work has been as a project manager in the field of development consulting.Clients included: retail, restaurant, financial institutions and other commercial companies, with projects being developed throughout the United States. Projects ranged from 5,000 SF restaurants on a one acre pad to 100,000 SF big box retailers on 10 acre sites. I was involved in the development process from the initial feasibility study through grand opening. The feasibility study was a two to four week process that analyzed all portions of the development process (environmental, utilities, signage, planning/zoning, permits) and was a way for our clients to determine any potential issues with the site before moving forward with the project. Sites the client determined met their financial criteria then moved forward to the design and approval stage. During the approval stage, my responsibilities included: overseeing site design, managing consultants (architects and engineers), obtaining planning related approvals, tracking environmental and building permits, and construction management. My responsibilities required an understanding of all aspects of the development process; including environmental regulations, utilities, site design/engineering, and planning/permitting approval processes. This work also required critical thinking to understand how these wide ranging issues related to each other in order to complete projects on time and within budget.